Orthotripsy is a wonderful and amazing form of treatment for painful feet. If the name sounds foreign, don’t be shocked because it is literally shockwave therapy! This therapy is actually meant for adults who have been experiencing pain for six months and have attempted to subdue their discomfort with medications or therapy.
How it works:
Orthotripsy uses high-intensity waves that are focused on the body and that can treat ailments on the feet and ankles such as Achilles tendonitis or plantar fasciitis. The ease of use of this procedure makes it highly desirable. It works by placing a substance on the skin and then transmitting an electrical charge. This will allow the skin to absorb the energy in the area of the injury. It’s the power from the shock wave that encourages healing by stimulating blood flow. This allows the body to restore itself and quickly repair the injured area. Anesthetics may be necessary as the force from the shock waves may cause a layer of initial pain that will subside after the procedure. Orthotripsy is non-invasive, takes about 30 minutes, and provides for a quick recovery period without many side effects. Multiple treatments may be necessary to achieve optimal results.
Other benefits of this treatment include:
- The stimulation of new tissue development which can bring in more blood flow and has many positive benefits for the feet and ankles.
- This treatment may prevent other complications such as those that may arise post-surgery.
At the Foot and Ankle Centers of North Houston, located in Northwest Houston (281) 444-4114, Northeast Houston (281) 446-7773, Tomball (281) 351-8866, Liberty Dayton (936) 336-2633, The Woodlands (936) 231-8500 and Atascocita (281) 883-4849, TX, our team knows how much non-invasive treatment methods can save you time and money. We pride ourselves on offering quality care and getting to the heart of your foot pain in no time! So, please make an appointment with our offices at any of the numbers provided above.